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with jill, leon panetta delivered new comments on the scandal hours ago. is the defense department at the tip of the investigation and what's the latest here? >> well, we'll get to that vote of confidence by mr. panetta in a second, but really the main thing that seems to be now clear is exactly how this unraveled. and it all has to do with tampa where, of course, u.s. central command is located and jill kelley, whom you just saw there, she was involved as a volunteer. she's no diplomatic protection whatsoever, but she was involved as a volunteer dealing with international visitors in the military apparently. so she in this capacity gets to know general petraeus and also general allen. so he gets an e-mail, she gets e-mails. he warns her that he's getting these e-mails, this is jill kelley. and jill kelley goes to the fbi and that is how this all unravels. now, speaking of general allen, he, of course, is the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. he was nominated as the supreme allied commander in europe. and that nomination is on hold. but secretary panetta said that they ha
allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort of a follow-up to the last question, is this an unwelcome distraction at the time when he was just reelected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of fiscal cliff and in terms of his cabinet? >> i certainly wouldn't call it welcome. obviously as i said to ben that the information about general petraeus came to him as a surprise, and he is very appreciative of general petraeus' remarkable service to his country, but the president is focused on the agenda that he believes is important for this country, that he has to carry out, working with lawmakers here in washington. and that includes as you know his number one priority, which is jobs and economic growth. and he is engage nothing meetings this week on those issues, on the issues of the approach we need to take to assure we have the right economic policy, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and help it to continue to grow jobs. he is also continuously focused on his foreign policy a
in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night investigators searched broadwell's home. agents didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes and a computer. general allen is in washington dc for senate confirmation hearing for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that poston hold. >> while this matt
on benghazi . leon panetta said there was not enough warnings to save the four americans murdered fighting for their lives in libya. >> steve: the defense department needs to know in advance when bad stuff happens. not making that up. >> brian: chairman paul ryan telling americans he will go back to work. >> i am house budget chair and it is part of my job to make this divided government work. >> brian: you can hear the disappointment. the former vp revealing what he will do next and going through election day with mitt romney. "fox and friends" starts right now. >> gretchen: you it is a good day when the floor crew is humming our theme song. >> brian: only one they know. >> gretchen: welcome everybody. petraeus scandal appears to be getting bigger . this is a made for movie situation already. >> brian: it is a movie i don't want to see. >> gretchen: certainly more details coming out. it is many things and now another top commander in afghanistan. general john allen who took over for david petraeus when he kebecame commander in afghanistan. he is under investigation for exchanging thousand
secretary leon panetta made his comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face youen that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> every
sex scandal now involves the current top general in afghanistan. secretary of defenseley on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the
in afghanistan. secretary of defenseley on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from g
. overnight a spokesperson for leon panetta said general allen told pentagon officials he had done nothing wrong. >> the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it's now in the hands of the department of the investigate general. >> general allen is in washington right now. he was supposed to hear at a confirmation hearing to be the commander of american forces in europe. but that meeting is now on hold. >>> 7:07. today at the white house, president obama meets with labor leaders to discuss ways to avoid the fiscal cliff. coming up at 7:5, the president's vatgy on getting -- the president's strategy on getting this fixed. >>> sal, you've had your hands full this morning. >> yeah, things are finally beginning to settle a lot bit, dave and tori. yeah, we had a couple of early problems that made the commute rough. it has not been all that bad when it comes crashes. we've had a few -- comes to crashes. we've had a few. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up for about a 10 to 15-minute wait. it's not quite as c
harmful. tracie potts has the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: overnight, leon panetta announced john allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 20,000 pages of e-mails a senior official called inappropriate between allen and jill kelly. kelly is the woman who felt harassed over the anonymous e-mails later linked to paula broadwell. broadwell and petraeus were found to have an affair. and petraeus resigned. >> it is important if you are an official of the cia, you have the personal integrity that comes first and foremost. >> reporter: broadwell talked about working with petraeus in afghanistan. >> i took that seriously. >> reporter: the pentagon won't say what the relationship was with allen and kelly, but he is still on the job for now. in washington preparing for a senate confirmation hearing that has been put on hold. the pentagon has conducted a search of the home. jill kelly's brother took issue with it. >> she took issue with it and she did not realize it would spark a maelstorm. >> reporter: it took several days for the president to learn about petraeus. a senior def
in all. secretary of defense leon panetta put general allen's promotion to nato supreme commander on hold and ordered a full investigation of the allen/kelly relationship. >> today, the secretary directed the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. >> reporter: jill kelly spent the day at her home in tampa not answering questions. in the background, a television could be seen with news coverage of the payton place like military sex scandal that focused attention on who she and is how she end up in the admit of it all. the license plate on kelly's mercedes-benz, shows she is honorary counsel for south korea. in 911 phone calls, kelly told the dispatcher she deserved protection from the media us because of that. >> i am an honorary consul general, they should not be able to profit, i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but that's against the law to cross my property since it's inviolable. >> kelly lives near the air force base, home of central command and special operations command, a place where access is
to get some new faces over the next few months. leon panetta, hillary clinton likely to leave. new at 10, you'll never guess the two people that could take their places. that will be at the top of the hour. new at 10. and investigations into general david petraeus's alleged affair continue to get bigger and much more complicated. general john allen, who was in line to become top commander in afghanistan, allegedly had his own improper communications with a woman named gel kejill kelly. why would that be, nicole? >> hi, we're looking at facebook at all of my tourists pass through. and looking at facebook, you remember the ipo in may. a $38 stock and barely holding the $20 line now, and it's to the down side this morning. and now when we're looking into the company, it turns out the shares are so heavily diluted. massively diluted because of the insiders compensation, to common shareholders, and obviously, that's everybody, but employees and executives, and when those expire and they're selling also calls the company and according to the wall street journal take facebook mid 2013 to at lea
at this moment? bill: the last man to head the cia was leon panetta. petraeus took over from him when he took the job as defense secretary. now panetta was asked about the situation on his way overseas late last night. roll this. >> first, obviously it was a, it was a very sad situation to you know, have a distinguished career like that end in this manner, and my heart obviously goes out to him and to his family but i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that, you know, that personal integrity comes first and foremost. bill: so secretary panetta was also asked by reporters if the fbi should have alerted key members of congress about the investigation sooner? panetta saying that is something that should be looked at. martha: well the fbi is now preparing a timeline of its investigation to respond to lawmakers who think that they were told too late. this is it what we know so far according to a senior member of the obama administration. on wednesday the director of national intelligence
here. >> general allen says he did nothing wrong. however, the pentagon panetta spokesperson last night said this involves 20,000 to 30,000 documents. that's a lot of documents sent between two -- two years between jill kelley a civilian woman, and top general in afghanistan. doesn't that raise red flags? >> well this is from 2010 to 2012. so it covers a couple of years. they're not documents the way we consider documents. these are e-mails going back and forth. if you see the way people blackberry with their iphones and text back and forth, it's still a lot, but i think what they did is -- >> is it normal for jill kelley - in florida to have -- >> she isn't your average housewife in florida. erin moriarty will get into that later. she is a major figure around the central air force base mcdill air force base. >> and in washington as well. >> that, too. she's going fo visit petraeus in washington at the cia and petraeus is telling this to broadwell. and broadwell and he have just broken off. you can watch the wheels turning there. she's thinking did he throw me o
this morning. literally announced mid flight to reporters traveling with defense secretary leon panetta to australia. >> on sunday, the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, in afghanistan. >> reporter: the allegations against general allen are said to involve messages written from 2010 to 2012 between the general and jill kelley, the same tampa socialite who received threatening e-mails from the lover of general david petraeus. when asked if the e-mails between allen and kelley were of a sexual nature, a senior defense official wouldn't be specific, but did say, "they are potentially inappropriate, and they bear looking into. the department is currently reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents connected to this matter." allen, a married four-star marine general, took over from petraeus as the top american commander in afghanistan in july 2011. he told pentagon officials he's done nothing wrong. allen was in line to become supreme allied commander for eur
on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails.
if they were sexual in nature. now overnight a spokesperson for the defense secretary, leon panetta said general allan had done nothing wrong. >> the secretary directed that the matter be directed to the department of defense for investigation and it is now in the hands of the inspector general. >> general allan right now is in washington d.c. and was supposed to appear to be at a hearing for the commander forces that hearing has now been on hold. it is the latest fall out stemming from our ktvu investigation which uncovered questionable spending here is more. good morning allie. >> reporter: we are at jack london square and as you mentioned, omar benjamin announced his resignation yesterday and in that letter he explains he is stepping down because of questionable expense reimbursements and he goes on to say they present obstacles to great to overcome. now include ago 4,500-dollar cab at uh-huh tonight strip club, that was paid for with public money by port director james won. benjamin stepped down, he announced he was retiring with that letter of resignation he filed yesterday and now
will stay in afghanistan. leon panetta says the top u.s. commanders have several options on what happens after 2014. right now they have 20,000 troops in afghanistan and president barack obama has presented most of them will be withdrawn by 2014. >>> they will kickoff a series of measures to find a solution and avoid the so called fiscal cliff. here is more on the big meeting today, jacqueline? >> well, today the president sits down with labor union members to raise taxes on the wealthy but they also want to guard health benefits. they want to make sure he doesn't give in to republicans on medicare and social security cuts. republicans are demanding entitlement changes as part of a deal. other leaders will press the president to not accept that plan. if an agreement is not reach our nation will suffer. it will be a battle to get to couldn't since us. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> three pal lot members and it could be complete the todayment another deal is with development in west berkeley and the third is in alameda county which is the measure that would raise transportation sales tax
inappropriate. secretary of defense panetta says, allen right now will keep his job in afghanistan but his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold, until the relevant facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination he is referring to is for commander of nato forces in europe. allen's confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday. that has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them coming and going with box. they won't say what they found. broadwell and her family have gone into hiding. also, the fbi agent in florida who jill kelley initial went to with the threatening e-mails from broadwell, he's been taken off the case. he's accused of sending shirtless pictures of himself to kelley. coming up on gma you want to keep it here, someone close to this says this is just the tip of the iceberg. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> the port of oakland's executive director has stepped d
i always assumed wanted to be secretary of state could be the next secretary of defense leon panetta has made it clear he's ready to move on and go back to california after all these years in washington, former cia director, now the secretary of defense. i don't know how long that will last. but if kerry is nominated to be the secretary of defense, that does leave hillary clinton's job at the state department open. and susan rice was always -- at least i always believed she was the front-runner until those controversial comments she made about the benghazi killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans on those five sunday talk shows. and the republicans really have been going after her. and if the president stands firm and nominates her to be the next secretary of state, it will be a bruising confirmation hearing, there's no doubt about that. my p sense is, he probably wants her to be the secretary of state, but we'll see if -- how that confirmation process will go forward. the democrats do have the majority in the senate. i think it's going to be 55 if you bring in both o
. now that this has all broken, secretary panetta has gone to the president and asked that his nomination be put on hold. they're still keeping him as the head of nato because they've got another confirmation hearing for allen's successor. but right now this has really thrown the whole plan of succession into a state of flux right now. >> chris lawrence live at the pentagon. thanks so much. >>> now to more on this woman, jill kelley, tampa mother of three, married to a cancer surgeon. together they hosted parties attended by military leaders, including david petraeus. this is kelley leaving her bay front mansion yesterday. even though the family lives in florida, a government source says kelley is known as a member of washington's social circuit. reporter jason lanning is with affiliate bay news 9. he is standing outside the kelley home. tell us what you can. >> the pressure is building here in tampa, carol, for jill kelley. at the moment, things are quoit outside of the kelley home. the family has been keeping a fairly low profile. if you can see in the back alley of this home
. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and that woman in yellow, kelly. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington. you almost need like one of those boards to put all the pictures up, catherine. >> reporter: you do rick. beyond the issue of failing to notify congress about the fbi investigation the democratic chair of the senate intelligence committee is threatening to subpoena a report summarizing director petraeus's trip to libya when he personally looked into the fwauz gauze attack. he personally interviewed cia staff on the ground in libya including the station chief and the report may be only in unfinish draft form. the departure was sudden and unexpected even by the director. so far virtually every known investigative thread in the case now leads back to jill kelly, a woman described as an unpaid social liaison for the military in tampa, florida. thi
from his boss, defense secretary leon panetta, says allen will remain the commander of the allied and u.s. forces in afghanistan for the moment at least. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are, and we will. >> allen could be in the final hours of his role as the nation's top military leader in afghanistan. the senate could confirm his successor as early as tomorrow. >>> now the intersection of that political scandal and personal tragedy. in just a couple of hours lawmakers begin closed-door hearings on the terrorist attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. the white house faces withering criticism over how it responded to security concerns before and how it handled the investigation after. david petraeus was expected to be a key witness before the sex s
at the pentagon is looking through those to see what exactly is contained. here's what secretary leon panetta said about the future of general john allen in a statement while he was traveling to california. he said, "while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander of isaf. the secretary asked the president and the president has agreed to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined." what you don't hear in that statement is what followed in that the pentagon is asking that his successor in afghanistan, general joseph dunford that his nomination be fast tracked and pushed along as quickly as possible. >> ayou mention the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails. that's just, as i said, stunning. when we're talking about the petraeus side of this investigation, the time line is very important. adultery is a criminal act in the military. but officials say the relationship between petraeus and paula broadwell began after petraeus retired. but what about john allen? he is the current commander in afghanistan and he's marri
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